What is Colimix® (dicyclomine and simethicone) used for?
Colimix® is commonly used for the relief of infant colic, flatulence and abdominal discomfort due to entrapped gas.
How should I take Colimix® (dicyclomine and simethicone)?
For orally taken form, you should:
- Take Colimix® by mouth as directed by your doctor concerning: dose, schedule.
- Read the label carefully before using Colimix®.
- Use the dosage cup for measuring an accurate volume as the directions of your doctor.
- Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.
How do I store Colimix® (dicyclomine and simethicone)?
Colimix® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Colimix® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Colimix® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Colimix® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Colimix® (dicyclomine and simethicone)?
Before using Colimix®, tell your doctor if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Colimix® or other medications.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using this medication during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication. This medication is pregnancy risk category C, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:
- A=No risk
- B=No risk in some studies
- C=There may be some risk
- D=Positive evidence of risk
What side effects can occur from Colimix® (dicyclomine and simethicone)?
Some of side effects are:
- Dry mouth
- Urinary hesitancy & retention
- Blurred vision
- Decreased sweating
- Increased intraocular pressure
- Elevated body temp
- CNS excitation
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Colimix® (dicyclomine and simethicone)?
Colimix® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Products that may interact with this drug are:
- Guanethidine, histamine & reserpine
Does food or alcohol interact with Colimix® (dicyclomine and simethicone)?
Colimix® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Colimix® (dicyclomine and simethicone)?
Colimix® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
Health conditions that may interact with this drug are:
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Colimix® (dicyclomine and simethicone).
What is the dose of Colimix® (dicyclomine and simethicone) for an adult?
Recommended dose is 10-15 mL taken from 2-4 times per day.
The maximum dose is 10-15 mL taken 4 doses in 24 hr.
What is the dose of Colimix® (dicyclomine and simethicone) for a child?
Recommended dose for children from 4 to 12 years old is 10-15 mL taken from 2-4 times per day. The maximum dose is 10-15 mL taken 4 doses in 24 hr.
Recommended dose for children from 6 months to 4 years old is 5 mL taken from 2-4 times per day. The maximum dose is 10-15 mL taken 4 doses in 24 hr.
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients less than 6 months. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is Colimix® (dicyclomine and simethicone) available?
Colimix® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Syrup, Per 5 mL Dicyclomine HCl 5 mg, simethicone 50 mg
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Colimix®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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